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BIOL 1020 - Biology Concepts

Credits: 4
Hours/Week: Lecture 3Lab 2
Course Description: This is a lab science course dealing with the basic concepts of general biology including cell biology, energy capture and utilization, heredity, origin and descent of life, classification of organisms, and environmental relationships of living things. Laboratory experiences are provided to acquaint students with basic lab methods and techniques.
MnTC Goals
3 Natural Science

Prerequisite(s): Assessment score placement in RDNG 1000 , or completion of RDNG 0900  or RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: High school chemistry or CHEM 1020  or equivalent.

Major Content
  1. Characteristics of life
  2. Organization of life Evolution
  3. Food chains and food webs
  4. Harvest of energy to sustain life
  5. Reproduction
  6. Heredity
  7. Evolution

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the scientific method, scientific inquiry, and development of scientific theories.
  2. Discuss how biology can be a way of seeking knowledge about oneself and ones place in nature.
  3. Demonstrate a mastery of biological concepts and principles, biological vocabulary, and biological laws and theories.
  4. Explain the basic concepts and functions of biological systems.

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